Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume N . 135

Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume N . 135

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...in the extension of the port began in 1884. On the right bank the Beacon Basin, Fig. 11, Plate 6, and on the left the sailing-ships', Hansa, India, Petroleum, Moldau, Saale, and Spree basins were constructed, Fig. 10, Plate 6; so that ships passing from the Upper EIbe to the Lower, or vice versa, which do not want to enter the free port, may suffer 1 "Hamburg und seine Bauten," Architekten-und Ingenieur-Verein zu Hamburg, 1890; CentraIblatt der Bauverwaltung, 1897, p. 335; "Erweiterung der Hamburger Hafenanlagen," by F. Bubendey; Proceedings of the International Engineering Congress in Chicago, 1893, Part I., p. 173; "Die Entwickelnng der Ufer-Krane im Hamburger Hafen," by Chr. Nehls. as little hindrance as possible, and yet may be properly controlled by the Customs. The Upper Basin Canal, the Customs' Canal, and the Inner Basin are excluded from the free port, round which they provide a passage, which necessitated a cut 656 feet long through houses at the upper end of the Inner Basin, costing 2,000,000. This connecting passage, or "Customs' Canal," is only separated from the lower part of the free port by dolphins and floating barriers. Including the river, canals, and side basins, the total area of the free port is 941 acres, of which the basins for sea-going ships occupy 328 acres, and those for the river vessels 135 acres. In 1894 there were 14 miles of quay for seagoing ships; while of the 11 miles of bank, 9f miles had quay walls. The trade of Hamburg has so increased that the existing facilities are insufficient, and a large extension has become necessary. For this extension, the greater part of the Kuhwarder lands to the west of the free port will be taken, on which four...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567064
  • 9781236567062